Jaguars QB Nick Foles says there’s ‘a lot of new’ with Jacksonville’s offense
“There is a lot of new,” said Foles, according to Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union. “I always love a lot of new because you get to talk about different concepts. Coaches are from different backgrounds and then you get to talk about the reason why this play is successful and what I’m looking for. That allows my football knowledge to grow and then my ability to teach the guys to grow even greater.”
Foles is coming off of a 2018 campaign with the Eagles in which he made five starts in relief of Carson Wentz, who suffered a back injury late in the year. He went on to throw for 1,413 yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions while completing 72.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 96.
Of course, Foles is known for his Cinderella run in 2017, when he stepped in for an injured Wentz late in the season and ended up leading the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl title.
However, with Foles being quite a bit older than Wentz and Wentz showing more overall talent, Philadelphia decided to part ways with Foles this offseason, allowing him to walk to the Jaguars via free agency.
Foles says so far, so good in his new surroundings.
“I’m really impressed with how the guys are executing these plays,” Foles said. “The shifts, the motions, the different schemes, the different concepts. Right now, when it is all new to everybody, it is a lot. But I feel like everyone is doing a really good job of executing.”
The Jags won just five games in 2018, but are two years removed from a trip to the AFC Championship Game.